NEW YORK (AP)—Take the highest bidder out to the ballgame.
The New York Mets are employing a unique method of selling remaining tickets for the first official game at Citi Field – by auction.
Tickets are being auctioned through 5 p.m. Wednesday for the April 13 game against the San Diego Padres. Fans can bid for two or four tickets for the 7:10 p.m. game. Multiple bids are not allowed.
Mets spokeswoman Danielle Parillo said Monday that 100 tickets were available in the online auction for the 42,000-seat ballpark. Tickets have a list price of $525 (Delta Club Gold), $315 (Delta Club Silver), $280 (Ebbets Club) and $210 (Metropolitan Box), and 11 locations were listed.
As of 7 p.m. Monday, the minimum bids for each section were $570, $460, $330 and $310. The Mets are waiving delivery and Ticketmaster service charge fees.